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The theme for our October supper club was Oktoberfest. I knew that I would make red cabbage as a side, but I also wanted to bring an appetizer to share. Southern Living’s Beer-Cheese Spread was a hit. I’m sharing this now because I think it would be a perfect Super Bowl party food!
I halved this recipe and it still made a huge amount. We had no problem finishing it during the week, but you may consider making grilled cheese sandwiches with the leftovers.
Here is the recipe from Southern Living. (I made half of this.)
- 1 (2-lb.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 small onion, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 (12-oz.) bottle amber beer, at room temperature
- Salt and pepper to taste
Beat together first 5 ingredients at low speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until blended. Gradually add beer, beating until blended after each addition. Beat at medium-high speed 1 minute or until blended and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill 2 hours. Garnish, if desired. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
I didn’t take any pictures at the party, but here are some of the leftovers that Mr. SP and I enjoyed the next night.
This recipe is really easy and was a big hit with the guys. I’ll definitely make it again.